Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
With five current
National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) voting members retiring from their appointments at the end of 2019, ASPR is seeking applications from qualified experts to serve three-year terms on the NBSB.
For terms beginning on January 1, 2020, the Secretary of HHS will appoint one person representing the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device industries; one person who is a State, Local, Tribal or Territorial (SLTT) public health official; one person representing academia; and one person from an organization representing healthcare consumers. Applications/nominations for those positions will be accepted between April 15 and June 15, 2019.
Members of the NBSB are appointed by the HHS Secretary based on their expertise in scientific, technical and other matters of special interest to HHS regarding current and future chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological agents, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate. NBSB board members should be available to travel for in-person, public meetings (mostly in Washington, DC) for 5-8 days per year (potentially more) and available for periodic conference calls (1-3 hours per month). Board members may need to conduct work (individual reading or writing, for example) outside of organized meetings to be prepared to address agenda items and help to develop board reports. ASPR coordinates and funds only required travel for appointed voting members to attend periodic, in-person meetings.
Applicants to serve on the NBSB must submit their completed nomination package to ASPR by mail or at
June 15, 2019 (midnight, eastern daylight-savings time). Please use “2019 NBSB Voting Member Nomination” in the subject line of the email.
CDR Christopher L. Perdue, MD, MPH
Designated Federal Officer, National Biodefense Science Board
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
In the cover letter, please included the following:
Attachments to the cover letter:
Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at
NBSB@hhs.gov with additional questions.
The Office of the Secretary and the DFO will inform applicants of the result of the review process by October 31, 2019.
For further questions or comments on the National Biodefense Science Board, please contact us via the
National Biodefense Science Board Contact Form.
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